19th Oct 1918. Munitions Tribunal at Rugby

Mr E M G Carmichael presided at a sitting of this Court on Friday last week, when the assessors were Messrs J Findlay (employers) and W H Dexter (men).

J Miller, 72 Avenue Road, New Bilton, was summoned for interfering with a fellow-workman by striking him.—The firm’s representative stated that while a workman, named Billingham. was attending to a girl’s injured hand Miller passed by and made some remark. This was ignored, but defendant immediately returned, and without any warning struck the other man. Miller was said to have told an official that he struck Billingham without any premeditation after losing his temper.—It was stated that Miller was a discharged soldier, who had served several years in India. He told the Court that he had no quarrel with Billingham, but that he thought complainant was jeering at him.—Defendant, who was said to be an exemplary workman, was fined £1 and advised to keep his temper in future.

J Crowther, a boy scout, of Dunsmore Avenue, Hillmorton Paddox, was summoned for behaving in a manner which tended to restrict output by causing lights to be fused.—He admitted the offence.—The firm’s representative explained that a great deal of trouble had been caused by fuses being blown, and Crowther was seen to put thing up the holder of a lamp and blow the fuse out.—Crowther said he had often heard boys say that one could get a shock by doing that.—The Chairman : Did you get a shock ?—Defendant : No.—The Chairman : That is reserved for to-day.—Mr Findlay stated that if Crowther had used a brass rule the shock might have killed him.—Fined 10s.—The father stated that to fine the boy meant to fine him, because the money would not come out of the boy’s pocket.—The Chairman said that was always so in the case of youths. There had been other cases where similar offences had not been detected, and when they had got the offender they must make an example.


Second-Lieut J H Simpson, Grenadier Guards (assistant master at Rugby School), crossed to France on Thursday, October 10th.

The death from wounds is announced of Pte W H Newman (23), son of Mr & Mrs Newman, 37 Campell Street, New Bilton. Pte Newman was formerly employed at Willans & Robinson’s.

Mr & Mrs Wheeler, 135 Abbey Street, Rugby, have received intimation that her second son, Sergt A J Wheeler, Cycling Corps, was badly wounded in right hand, leg, and back in Salonica on September 28th. He is progressing satisfactorily.

Mr W C Everard, who in May of this year joined H.M Navy as a Second-Lieutenant, has now been promoted to Lieutenant. Before joining the Navy Lieut Everard was a member of the staff at Messrs & Robinson’s.


Mr Newman enquired whether the General Purpose Committee had made any progress with regard to the war memorial.—The Chairman said Mr Linnell and himself were the only members present at the meeting.—Mr Newman : That does not sound very well.—Mr Yates said there would always be difficulty when meetings were arranged beyond those for which the members had already made plans. He tried to get away from another meeting the same day, but could not manage it. . .


WOUNDED.—News has reached Mr & Mrs Chas Buggins that their youngest son, Corpl Percy Buggins, is wounded and lying in hospital in Lancashire. This is the- second time Corpl Buggins has been out to France and sent back wounded.


THE WAR SAVINGS ASSOCIATION makes very favourable progress. There are 20 members, and since November 16th, 1917, £99 14s has been invested.

Mr & Mrs White, of this village, have good news of their son, Corpl W White, Oxford and Bucks L.I, who is a prisoner of war at Chemnitz, Saxony, and it as comfortable as can be expected under the circumstances. He receives his parcels fairly regularly.


CASUALTIES.—Quite a number of casualties among our village boys are reported :—Gunner Sidney Webb, R.G.A, gun-shot wound in the left foot ; Pte Austin Smith, Royal Irish Fusiliers, a gun shot wound through the right shoulder, narrowly missing the spine ; Rifleman W T Hart (Irish Rifles) wounded in the left arm below the elbow ; his younger brother, Pte Geo Hart, R.W.R, suffering from a wound in the left hand ; Pte F R Cave, Oxon and Bucks, is wounded (for the second time) in the shoulder. Pte F W Attwood, Grenadiers, is suffering considerably from a bad wound from a machine gun in his foot ; Ptes Albert Priest, Rifle Brigade, and Walter Allen, Cheshire Regt, are both in hospital in, the former from trench fever, and the letter from bronchitis.

GUNNER MORREY, D.C.M.—Gunner Morrey (Tanks), who was awarded the D.C.M last November for conspicuous bravery, has now been officially informed that the French Government had also awarded him the Croix de Guerre. Owing to his disablement occasioned through the wounds he sustained when these honours were won, Gunner Morrey has now been discharged from the army.

Notes on Saving
No. 10.—How Men can save in the Home.

Shave yourself.

Don’t have the carpenter or the plumber round for a job you can do with your own hands.

If you must smoke a pipe, keep your tobacco moist. Dry tobacco burns too fast. If you must smoke cigarettes, use a holder. It makes them last longer. Never smoke in a strong wind.

You can tailor-press your own suit by damping it in the steam from the kettle and ironing with a heavy iron.

Wear soft shirts and collars. They save starch and labour.

Don’t lunch in a restaurant Take your lunch with you when you go to work. Your wife will get better value for the coupons than you can.

Wear out that old suit—that old overcoat—that old hat.

Saving Clothes means Saving Money.


NEWMAN.—In loving memory of Pte. W. H. NEWMAN, who died of wounds in France on September 28, 1918 ; eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. Newman, 37 Campbell Street, New Bilton, Rugby.
“ A loving son, a faithful brother,
One of the best towards his mother.
He bravely answered his country’s call ;
He gave his life for one and all.
We pictured his safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand ;
But God has postponed our meeting
Till we meet in the Better Land.”
—From his loving Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters, and his Young Lady.

SIMPSON.—On September 29, 1918, T. B. SIMPSON, killed in action, the beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth Simpson, 67 Victoria Avenue, New Bilton.

WATKINS.—In ever-loving memory of my dear husband, who was killed in action on September 25, 1918.—Ever in thoughts of his loving wife Lizzie.

WATKINS.—In loving memory of our dear son and brother, G. H. WATKINS, who was killed in action on September 25, 1918.—From his loving Father and Mother and Sisters.


COWLEY.—In ever-loving memory of our dear HARRY (JIM), only and dearly beloved son of the late Henry Cowley and Mrs. Cowley, Rockingham House, Clifton Road, who was killed in action on October 19, 1917.
“ Though death divides, sweet memory lives for ever.”
— From his loving Mother and Sister, George & Midge.

HOUGHTON.—In loving memory of our dear brother, Pte. W. T. HOUGHTON, who fell at Ypres in October, 1917, in defence of his country and home.—“ He died to save us all.”—Ever remembered by brother Fred in France and his Wife and Children.

HOUGHTON.—In loving memory of W. HOUGHTON, who died of wounds on October 4, 1917.
“ One year has gone, and still I miss him,
From my memory he’ll never fade ;
His life he gave for King and country,
In a far and distant grave.
I often sit and think of him,
And tenderly breathe his name.”
—Never forgotten by his best chum,
Pte. C. Patchett, Italy.

RANDLE.—In loving memory of our dear son, Gunner LEWIS RANDLE, R.G.A.. who fell in action on October 19, 1917 ; aged 25.
“ Called away while young in years ;
Away on a foreign shore.
He sleeps in a honoured soldier’s grave
In peace for evermore.”
—From his loving Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters at Rugby, and his Brothers in France.

WOLFE.—Killed in action in France on October 22, 1917, S. G. WOLFE (Lieut.), dearly beloved eldest grandson of Mr. & Mrs. W. Wolfe, 127 Newbold Road.
“ Not dead to us, we love him still ;
Not lost, but gone before.
He lives with us in memory still,
And will for evermore.”
—From Grandma, Grandpap, Aunts and Uncles.


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